The New Decor

The New Decor
Library Shelf Location 17.NEWD
Publication Date 2010
Description The New Décor is an international survey of contemporary artists who incorporate elements of furniture or interior design in their works. Liberated from the constraints of functionality, these objects look as though they could belong in a fantastical model home: a bed in the shape of the Los Angeles freeway overpass, a sci-fi inspired chandelier, a chain-mail hammock with leather tassels, and a table that floats in space. By dismantling the borders between interior decoration, sculpture and installation art, the familiar forms of furniture and lighting are reinvented to reflect on the social, historical and psychological narratives embedded in everyday objects. Essays by Hal Foster, Michelle Kuo and Ralph Rugoff. Artists include Monica Bonvicini, Martin Boyce, Tom Burr, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Los Carpinteros, Jimmie Durham, Elmgreen & Dragset, Urs Fischer, Gelitin, Fabrice Gygi, Mona Hatoum, Diango Hernandez, Yuichi Higashionna, Jim Lambie, Lee Bul, Sarah Lucas, Ernesto Neto, Manfred Pernice, Ugo Rondinone, Doris Salcedo, Jin Shi, Roman Signer, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Rosemarie Trockel, Tatiana Trouvé, Haegue Yang, Nicole Wermers, Raqs Media Collective and Franz West. 156pp/ hardback/ 120 colour illustrations
ISBN 9781853322853
Quantity 1
Pages 156
Author Ralph Rugoff
Format Hardback
Publisher Hayward Publishing, London
Categories Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists, Furniture Design
Keywords Furniture, Interiors
Language English

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